Eagles work out Maynard

by Paul Raymond | Posted on Monday, July 23rd, 2012

According to Tim McManus of 97.5 the Fanatic, the Philadelphia Eagles are giving punter Brad Maynard a workout. Yes, the Eagles do have second year punter Chas Henry but after the season he had it’s not a bad idea to make him earn his spot.

@Tim_McManus: Eagles working out punter Brad Maynard.

Personally, I think Henry doesn’t have to worry about losing his job but bringing in Maynard does have it’s benefits, that’s if he’s signed of course.

Henry struggled mightily in placing the ball inside the 20 and keeping it out of the end zone in his rookie season. Henry placed 29% of his punts inside the 20, 9% inside the 10 and 14% went into the end zone for a touchback. Out of punters who played all season long his touchback percentage was the worst.

Maynard doesn’t get the yardage on his punts but he’s one of the better directional punters in the game. Maynard put 40% inside the 20, 12% inside the 10 and only had ONE touchback. That’s right one touchback, what’s even more impressive is that he had 81 punts compared to Henry’s 66.

Over his career Maynard has only had 7% of his kicks bounce into the end zone. His worst season was by far his rookie season when he allowed 14 touchbacks. This is definitely a guy that could teach Henry the intricacies of directional punting.

So yea I love the idea of the Eagles working out Brad. If they’re happy with him and sign him then he can mentor Chas and if Chas doesn’t get it then he can just take over. Remember a Super Bowl contender needs a smart, consistent punter something Maynard is.

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